According to the forecasts of the Minister of Health Maksym Stepanov, in November-December, his ministry will increase the daily level of testing from Covid-19 up to 50,000 in one day. Stepanov stated this on the air of ICTV TV channel, Ukrinform reports.
"As for PCR tests - we want to go somewhere around 50,000 ... I think about mid-November, closer to December. In my opinion, as soon as we run tests for the antigen to Covid-19, we will level the situation because it is a practical analog of PCR, and we will significantly increase the number of tests," said Stepanov.
According to him, the number of tests depends on the availability of equipment and preparation of laboratory staff.
As we reported earlier, Head of the emergency services of the World Health Organization (WHO) Michael Ryan stated that 10% of the world's population could be infected with Covid-19.
"The head of the World Health Organization for Emergencies said on Monday that his 'best estimates' indicate that approximately 1 in 10 people worldwide may have been infected with the coronavirus," the report said.